The popular show South Park released an episode on Wednesday that satirized the former royals, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. The episode followed the young royals, the Prince and Princess of Canada, as they fly around the world on a “Global Privacy Tour” to promote his autobiography “Aaargh”.
Megyn Kelly, speaking on her SiriusXM show Friday with Jim Geraghty and Michael Brendan Dougherty of National Review, said the long-running Comedy Central cartoon is a sign that it’s over for the royal couple and said, “I feel this is a pronouncement that they have jumped the shark, they are not beloved and her hopes of running for president, reported hopes, are all but dashed.”
Kelly went on to say, “That’s not happening. When South Park turns on you, there’s no recovering.”
The episode focused on a red-headed prince and his wife from Canada who become frustrated with public attention after a family feud. They board a private jet and embark on a worldwide “we want privacy” tour – complete with dancing rainbows and a catchy theme tune – with stops in France, India, and Australia. Eventually, they settle in the quiet town of South Park, Colorado.
The episode was met with mixed reactions. Fans and critics alike took to social media to respond to South Park’s latest satire. Many said the show still “has the best writers in the game by far”, while others said it had “summed up exactly how we all see this annoying duo”. The episode drew 556,000 viewers and the original tweet from South Park was viewed 265.1k times and liked 3,823 times.
Of course, the Royal couple feels that the comedic cartoon went too far and they are trying to avenge themselves as they gather their team of lawyers to see what can be done.
BREAKING: Allegedly Prince Harry desperately tried calling the producers of South Park before the latest episode aired in an attempt to have it blocked…the producers simply refused to take his call. No one respects Harry anymore, everyone knows he’s a weak loser!
Meghan Markle pic.twitter.com/8yC13TxUf7
— The Centerview (@centerviewnews) February 18, 2023
South Park is notorious for going after figures from popular culture. While some recent seasons have toyed with “themes”, ridiculing political correctness, gentrification, and advertising among other topics, the show has generally been very broad in who and what it satirizes over the past 26 seasons.
The episode has made headlines and attracted new viewers, though it remains to be seen if it will have any lasting impact on Harry and Meghan’s public image.